Legal Aid

Terms of reference 
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Bar Council and its Executive on all aspects of the relationship of the Association and its members to publicly funded legal assistance providers. 
  • Advise the Bar Association membership on issues relating to the provision of legal aid services. 
  • Consider Legal Aid Commission policies and consult with the Commission in the interests of the Association's membership. 
  • Liaise with all Committees of the Association concerned with the provisions and administration of legal aid and other forms of legal assistance. 
  • Advise, and/or prepare, representations to be made on behalf of the Association or individual members in relation to dealings with government and other bodies concerned with the provisions of legally aided services.
  • Make its best endeavours to obtain a review of the fair remuneration payable to counsel in Legal Aid work, bearing in mind the fact that there has been no increase in some fees payable to Counsel in Legal Aid matters for almost a decade.


Sharyn Hall SC (Co-Chair)
James Trevallion (Co-Chair)
Kellie Stares SC
Hugh White
Craig Mulvey
Christopher Lawrence
Jane Paingakulam
Scott Fraser
William Calokerinos
Cara Feiner
Juliet Lucy
Robert Armitage
Justine Hopper
Zoe Alderton
Talitha Hennessy
Talia Epstein
Thomas Liu
Rajiv Baldeo
David Mulligan
Gráinne Marsden

Lucy-Ann Kelley (Bar Association Staff Member)